concerned and he was somewhat reluctant to put americans in harm's way and to commit the american military, but he did it. and i think in those cases it's been in our national interests. look, this president, he doesn't want to get stampeded. and i think really, his tone and his words are kind of his way of saying that that old thing that presidents used to say. we will respond at a time, place, and manner of our choosing. it will not be defined by the enemy. it will not be defined by our critics. it will certainly not be defined inside the beltway. it will be defined in the way that we want to do it. also, we've got to posture the military force, we have to consult with allies, we have to talk to congress there is work to be done. i think at the end of the day, the president will act and it will be a good act to deter and to punish assad. >> i remain skeptical about why he was so undramatic there. usually when you're about to kill people, you're about to do something dramatic about war, commit an act of war, you sow show a little more excitement. thank you, ann gearan, thank you jeremy bash.